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Unread 01-17-2013, 07:29 AM   #1
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Planning a roadtrip

My fiancÚ and I are planning to road trip out to CO after our wedding in May and want to hot a few trails out that way.

Any idea if Mosquito Pass will be passable by then?

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Unread 01-18-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
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Mosquito Pass in May is not likely. The winter of 2011/2012 was a light one as far as snow, and Mosquito Pass still was not passable before the middle of June. I think most years it is not passable until July.
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Unread 01-19-2013, 10:24 AM   #3
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Mosquito Pass in May is not likely. The winter of 2011/2012 was a light one as far as snow, and Mosquito Pass still was not passable before the middle of June. I think most years it is not passable until July.
Thanks, good to know ya'll will still have some snow!

Any ideas of simple trails that will be passable about that time?

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Unread 01-19-2013, 07:40 PM   #4
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Is there a particular part of the state you will be in. Melt depends on altitude and snow pack. Are you going to be in the Park County / Lake County (Mosquito Pass) area specifically? In Summit County next door? Trail recommenations need a bit more specificity. It is a big state full of off roading...
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Unread 01-19-2013, 07:54 PM   #5
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Honestly, I have no idea. We're in the initial planning stages.

We'd like to get up to some higher elevations with some good scenic views. Ideally, we'd only tackle trails that are light to moderate difficulty with low risk of serious damage preferably with camping allowed.

She was born there but didn't live there and I'm itching to get back to the white stuff since moving out of Vermont to Georgia.

Definitely open to suggestions!

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Take a look at Charles A. Wells book "Guide to Colorado Backroads and 4-Wheel Drive Trails (ISBN 10: 0-9664976-6-x or 13: 978-0-9664976-6-3). It will give you a good idea of the trails. In May, look to the Cleark Creek, Colorado Springs, Buena Vista, Grand Junction, and Poudre Canyon areas.

Higher trails may be opening, but it is hard to know.
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Take a look at Charles A. Wells book "Guide to Colorado Backroads and 4-Wheel Drive Trails (ISBN 10: 0-9664976-6-x or 13: 978-0-9664976-6-3). It will give you a good idea of the trails. In May, look to the Cleark Creek, Colorado Springs, Buena Vista, Grand Junction, and Poudre Canyon areas.

Higher trails may be opening, but it is hard to know.
Thanks! I'll definitely be taking a look at That

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